Quentin Tarantino's first directorial film debut, and it just kick ass. I watched it for the first time when I was in high school and thought it was one of the best movies. Everything you need for a recipe of making an awesome film is in this movie.
Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney) and Nice Guy Eddie (Chris Penn) are planning to heist a diamond store. They hired six professionals to execute the idea, and all of them are strangers. In order to keep the identities a secret, they appointed different nick-names for those strangers; Mr. White (Harvey Keitel), Mr. Blue (Eddie Bunker), Mr. Brown (QuentinTarantino), Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen), Mr. Orange (Tim Roth), and Mr. Pink (Steve Buschemi). The heist suddenly turns wrong, and they are almost caught. Little they know that they have a 'traitor' amongst them. But which one?
This movie, quite simply stated, is awesome. The characters are quick-witted and fierce and the action is taught. There is never a dull moment in the entire movie. Reservoir Dogs is one of those movies that I can watch over and over again and still not get tired of. The film doesn't just rely on dialectical laurels; the film also features a non-linear narrative which puts a refreshing spin on the typical beginning, and end archetype. Such a sleek and stylish build of characters in an intense supercharged plot of a heist gone horribly wrong. And the detail of what happens to each member and how their distrust of each other spirals out of control is an edge-of-your-seat terrific. This film goes without consequence and morality ceases to exist. It is completely full of depth and it absolutely drips with style.
The choice of the cast of characters is amazing, because the cast just click so well together and play their respective part in great fashion. This powerhouse of a film features one of the very best screenplays ever written filled to the brim with rich and engrossing dialogue that will intrigue, repulse, and shock you all at the same time. The acting is absolutely incendiary, with award worthy performances. The characters are so carefully detailed and layered that it seems like I've known them for all your life. My favorite characters would be Mr. Orange and Mr. Blonde; I fell in love with Michael Madsen ever since -- although he's playing a villain. I thought, one of the most memorable and coolest scene ever depicted in the movie cinema is during the opening credits; a bunch of 'dogs' or the professionals walking at the parking park on slow-motion. See for yourself.
Whoaaaa, I really love this movie too! Gue sampe beli buku skenario-nya. Ada transkrip wawancara dengan Tarantino. Waktu ditanya, "You say you're not a writer, but the narratives of each of your scripts is very carefully crafted and rich in imagery. You establish your characters very fast..." Tarantino menjawab, "I'm not trying to be falsety modest. I am a pretty good writer, but I always think of myself as a director."
Btw, Honeybee, you MUST watch all Godard's works. Terutama karya2 awalnya.
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